Wellington youth swim in train station floodwaters


Floodwaters may have shut down Wellington’s train stations, but a group of thrillseekers have found a fun but unsanitary way to take advantage.

Heavy rain on Wednesday meant the stairwell at Porirua Train Station had completely filled up with water, prompting young locals to strip down and go for a swim.

The footage shows a group of young people clinging onto the fence above before bombing into the brown water.

“Awww, gross,” the woman filming the stunt says.

Her concerns are well-established, given fears of potential sewage contamination.

Local mayor Nick Leggett initially posted the video to his Facebook page, labelling it a “harmless bit of fun”.

But he has since changed his tune.

See ninemsn


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